Rugby is a game of great skill, technique and tactics, and there is likely to be a position for you if you’re fit regardless of your size and shape.
Catching and passing are integral to the game, so expect to practice those rugby drills again and again. As the saying goes, don’t practice so you get it right; practice until you can’t get it wrong. You could even watch players and games in your relaxation time on your television and take notes on good passing techniques. o might have tried this before and had a bad signal so make sure to contact a TV Aerial Repair Cheltenham company found at sites like steveunettaerials.co.uk/services/tv-aerials-repair-and-installation-cheltenham.
The Basics Of Passing And Catching
Start with the ball in front of you with fingers spread equally. The job of each hand will be determined by which way you want to pass. When passing left, the right hand drives the power and the left controls aim. Drop the power hand back slightly, pushing the aim hand forward. Keeping the power arm high with the elbow up helps with accuracy and driving distance.
Keep movement fluid and follow through towards the target so your hands are pointing where you want the ball to go when you release it.
Types Of Pass
Give it some spin! This is the most common pass. To allow the ball to spin through the air, run the power hand up and along the ball during the pass.
Flicking the ball with the wrists at the point of release gives the “flick” pass its name, and the short, sharp nature of the “pop” pass describes it perfectly. The offload pass is one to practice with rugby drills because it’s more improvised, coming when the ball carrier is tackled.
There are few things more impressive than a world-class player thundering down the wing, running through tacklers with the ball under one arm. For most players, it’s advisable to carry the ball with both hands most of the time. This makes it easier to put in an accurate pass to whichever side sees the support first.
If there’s any chance someone will pass you the ball, hold your hands up to show that you’re prepared and give the passing player something to aim for. Let the carrier know you’re ready; communication is important in any sport.
Regular ball handling skills practice is important for the overall strength of your game, and there are many good drills available.
Practicing together as a squad will also improve your game, so get down to basics as a group regularly.